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Administrative data

Endpoint:
skin irritation / corrosion, other
Remarks:
in vivo Study
Type of information:
experimental study
Adequacy of study:
key study
Study period:
August 19, 2004 - November 30, 2004
Reliability:
1 (reliable without restriction)
Rationale for reliability incl. deficiencies:
guideline study

Data source

Reference
Reference Type:
study report
Title:
Unnamed
Year:
2004
Report Date:
2004

Materials and methods

Test guidelineopen allclose all
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
OECD Guideline 404 (Acute Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
Version / remarks:
April 24, 2002
Deviations:
no
Qualifier:
according to
Guideline:
EU Method B.4 (Acute Toxicity: Dermal Irritation / Corrosion)
Version / remarks:
Official Journal of the European Communities L383 A, Vol. 15, 29. December 1992.
Deviations:
no
GLP compliance:
yes (incl. certificate)

Test material

Reference
Name:
Unnamed
Type:
Constituent
Specific details on test material used for the study:

Purity : 99.9 %




TREATMENT OF TEST MATERIAL PRIOR TO TESTING
Before application, the test material was mixed with some drops of Aqua pro injectione and ground in a mortar using a pestle.

Test animals

Species:
rabbit
Strain:
New Zealand White
Details on test animals and environmental conditions:
TEST ANIMALS
- Source: Charles River Wiga GmbH, Kißlegg
- Age at study initiation: about 14 - 15 weeks
- Weight at study initiation: 3.20 - 3.42 kg
- Housing: separately in special rabbit cages (manufacturer: Becker, type K99/30 KU)
- Diet (e.g. ad libitum): ad libitum
- Water (e.g. ad libitum): ad libitum
- Acclimation period: more than 7 days

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
- Temperature (°C): 18 - 20°C
- Humidity (%): 46 - 71%
- Photoperiod (hrs dark / hrs light): 12hrs dark / 12hrs light

IN-LIFE DATES: From: day 1 To: day 8

Test system

Type of coverage:
semiocclusive
Preparation of test site:
shaved
Vehicle:
water
Controls:
not required
Amount / concentration applied:
TEST MATERIAL
- Amount(s) applied (volume or weight with unit): 0.5g per animal

VEHICLE
Name: Aqua pro injectione
Manufacturer: Merck KGaA, Darmstadt
Batch: 189
Released until: June 08, 2009

Duration of treatment / exposure:
4 hours
Observation period:
8 days
Number of animals:
3 females
Details on study design:
TEST SITE
- Area of exposure: left side of the animal back
- Type of wrap if used: self-adhesive fabric (Fixomull stretch, Beiersdorf)

REMOVAL OF TEST SUBSTANCE
- Method: wiped off
- Time after start of exposure: 4 hours

OBSERVATION TIME POINTS
1 hour after removal, after 24, 48, 72 hours, and then daily up to experimental day 8

SCORING SYSTEM:
- Method of calculation: according OECD 404

Results and discussion

In vivo

Resultsopen allclose all
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
mean
Time point:
24 h
Score:
0
Reversibility:
fully reversible
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
mean
Time point:
48 h
Score:
0
Reversibility:
fully reversible
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
erythema score
Basis:
mean
Time point:
72 h
Score:
0
Reversibility:
fully reversible
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
mean
Time point:
24 h
Score:
0
Reversibility:
fully reversible
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
mean
Time point:
48 h
Score:
0
Reversibility:
fully reversible
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritation parameter:
edema score
Basis:
mean
Time point:
72 h
Score:
0
Reversibility:
fully reversible
Remarks on result:
no indication of irritation
Irritant / corrosive response data:
No skin irritating potential could be detected.

Any other information on results incl. tables

Study design

To test for primary skin irritation, 0.5 g of the test material, the test material, was mixed with some drops ofAqua pro injectioneto ensure good contact with the skin. Afterwards the test material was spread onto 6 cm2patches and applied to the intact skin of previously shaven rabbits for a 4 hours period under semiocclusive conditions. The study was started as an initial test with one animal and followed by the confirmatory test with two further animals. The first examination of the treated skin sites followed 1 hour after removal of the patches. Thereafter, examinations were performed daily for further 7 days.

Results

Under the conditions of the present study, no signs of irritation were seen.

Body weight development of the treated rabbits was inconspicuous.

Conclusions

No skin irritating potential could be detected.

Applicant's summary and conclusion

Interpretation of results:
GHS criteria not met
Conclusions:
No skin irritating potential could be detected.
Executive summary:

This study was performed according to GLP and methods applied are fully compliant with OECD TG 404. For the test item no irritating potential could be detected.